11.06.08 class notes

11.06.08 class notes - the inca structures remain, even...

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QUECHUA AYMACA Pachacutec – maximizes the territory of the inca Terraces – different crops at different altitudes Community and family networks are very import- form the glue of inca social organizations, inca are able to bring people together for the purpose of the empire through EXISTING COMMUNITIES Ayllu – a group based on family ties -so say it is an early welfare state according to myth the inca came from an area that is now bolivia Migration story like the aztecs – found the city of Cuzco Inca built 14K mile network of roads -did not have the wheel -created suspension bridges – in 3 days -created 2 ply rope from grass the bridge builders are farmers (large lungs, short legs for altitude) -took roll call and were great record keepers -never had a written system, they used knots in fabric to read, permanent records from fabric knot system family kinship -
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Unformatted text preview: the inca structures remain, even though the spanish buildings have collapsed (some) Coricancha Santo Domingo -the inca ruins mixed with spanish churches Goal of the Spanish was to get rid of pre-hispanic presence make sense of the inca world by heavenly movement and by the geography by which they live Coricancha is the center of the empire, this is where the king lived, this is where the empire is mapped out no evidence of writing, but they had a system of keeping records Lines on map are Ceques using the mountains Pacha Mama mother earth Holy shrines : Huacas , sacred spots along the path of the Ceques Quipu - strings with knots to make measurements, record keeping Nasca lines may have some connection to the Ceque system spatial organization tied to a system of time keeping...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2009 for the course HIST 299 taught by Professor Fuentez during the Fall '08 term at McGill.

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